Irina Perianova

Irina Perianova, Phd, Assoc. Prof.

University of National and World Economy

E-mail: inogina [at]

Research interests:

Intercultural communication
Pragmatics, discourse analysis, cultural anthropology, politeness, identity theories

Subjects taught:

BA Courses: Business English and Intercultural Communication

MA Courses: Business English and Intercultural Communication

Major publications:


  • The Polyphony of Food: Food through the Prism of Maslow’s Pyramid, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012, 164 pp. ISBN (10): 1-4438-4117-X, ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-4117-7
  • “Identity and Food in the Globalizing World”, 2010. In M. Georgieva and A. James (eds.), Globalization in English Studies,  Cambridge Scholars Publishing, (глава от книга). ISBN (10): 1-4438-1992-1
  • “Culinary Myths of the Soviet Union”, 2012. In Irma Ratiani (ed) - Totalitarianism and Literary Discourse. 20th Century Experience, Cambridge Scholars Publishing (глава от книга) ISBN (10): 1-4438-3445-9


  • “Is Big Really Beautiful? Political Correctness and the Language of Avoidance”, 2009. In W. Kalaga, J. Mydla, K. Ancuta (eds.). Political Correctness. Mouth Wide Shut? Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, pp. 93-105. ISSN 1434-0313
  • “Ядене и учтивост”, Икономически алтернативи, София: УНСС, 2010, бр. 1, с. 42- 58
  • “From ‘Pleasing Men’ to Governance of Fat”, 2010. In Managing Diversity and Social Cohesion: the Canadian Experience. Conference Proceedings. Masaryk University: Brno, pp 365-377
  • “Crossings Taken, Passages Lost”, 2012. In Krisztina Kodo, Anna Jacabfi, Borbala Richter (eds.) Identity Building in the English Speaking World, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing: Saarbruecken, Germany, pp 118-130. ISBN: 978-3-8484-0884-9


ESSE bursary; FRP (Faculty Research Programme) ICCS Canada – 2007

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